Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $195,000,000 BroadLight Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $191,327,000 Primus Telecommunications Group M2 Telecommunications Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $186,000,000 LaCie Seagate Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  4. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  5. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  6. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  7. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  8. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  9. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  10. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  11. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  12. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  13. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  14. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  15. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  16. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  17. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (Investors.com)
  18. PTGi Completes Sale of Australian Operations for $AUD 192 Million (MSNBC)
  19. Seagate to buy LaCie for $186 million, expand its storage empire (Engadget)
  20. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (TechCrunch)
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